Year: 2017

2017 Summer Events

2017 Summer Farm Tours / IPM Demonstrations

Hop Growers of Michigan and Michigan State University Extension are partnering up this summer to provide integrated pest management education at the annual hop tours.

The meetings will kick off with an introduction of the farm, followed by IPM education. The IPM portion of the tour will include a review of the major pests of hop as well as how to scout for and identify them. The event will wrap-up with a tour of the farm and some time to talk informally.

Growers are encouraged to bring unknown plant and insect samples for diagnosis.  Please place samples in sealed bags as a courtesy to our host farms.  These meetings will be held outside rain or shine, so dress accordingly and plan for inclement weather. Registration is required, but the program is free. Donations to Hop Growers of Michigan may be made at the event.

Restricted use pesticides credits will be available.

Mr. Wizard’s Hops
Saturday, June 24, 2017  |  1 – 4pm
2646 W. Albain RD
Monroe, MI 48161

Black Creek Hops
Saturday, July 15, 2017  |  1 – 4pm
235 E. Decker RD
Scottville, MI 49454

Bruce Lundins
Saturday, August 5, 2017 |  1 – 4pm
NEW LOCATION: 7900 West Young Road
Empire, MI 49630



Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Fest
July 21-22, 2017
Ypsilanti, MI
Hop Growers of Michigan needs 1 hour blocks of volunteers to man our booth for this event.  If you are interested in helping here, please contact the Chairperson or Secretary to get you signed up.  We will remind everyone closer to the event.

International Hop Congress
July 30th – August 2, 2017
Yakima, Washington
check back for details

2017 Spring Events

Would you like to host a summer farm tour? Please contact!

MSU IPM dates will soon be announced!

MDARD / DEQ Water Use Reporting Due
Saturday, April 1, 2017
If you have wells that have the capacity of drawing 70 GPM or higher on your farm, you are required to report your water use annually to the state.  This is the deadline for the previous year’s water useage.

Group GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Meeting
Tuesday, April 11, 2017  |  10am – Noon
Cherry Capital Foods
1610 Barlow, Traverse City, Michigan
Contact MSU Extension for more information, (231) 256-9888.

Earth Day
Saturday, April 22, 2017

2017 Winter Events

Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Conference
Kalamazoo, MI
January 11-13, 2017

Annual American Hop Convention
Bend, Oregon
January 17-20, 2017

1st Quarter HGM Board Meeting and General Assembly
Backroom of Lansing Brewing Company
518 E. Shiawassee St.
Lansing, MI, 48912
Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 1–5pm
Current, past, & those interested in becoming members. The meeting should take the first two hours with the second two hours being socializing and networking time.

Click here to register now!

Great Lakes Hop & Barley Conference
Detroit, MI
March 2-3, 2017